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WELCOME

The Eastern Great Lakes Region Board of Directors welcomes members of ASPRS working within Southern Michigan, Ohio, and/or Western Pennsylvania.  If you would like more information or have questions concerning ASPRS EGLR, please contact Board President, Dr. Shawana P. Johnson, GISP, Shawana@globalinsights.com or Board Vice President, Michael Joos, CP, GISP  mjoos@t3gs.com

ASPRS EGLR Website Content Manager, Patricia Horkan, Lakeland Community College Intern, Graduation May 2020, Marketing and GIS Specialist, phorkan1@mail.lakelandcc.edu

NEWSLETTER

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OVERVIEW

The Eastern Great Lakes Region (EGLR) of ASPRS is an active group of highly professional government, academic, private sector and interested parties from the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, the state of Ohio, and western Pennsylvania who are dedicated to advancing knowledge, skills, and capabilities in applying mapping sciences and information management techniques within the region. The EGLR-ASPRS works collaboratively with adjacent regions and Canadian colleagues to promote Society goals and objectives across the Great Lakes and Ohio River watersheds of the United States. The EGLR-ASPRS is home to many leading Sustaining Members of the Society, highly respected academic institutions with tremendous technological expertise, and dedicated governmental organizations that rely upon photogrammetry and remote sensing. The EGLR-ASPRS also puts a significant premium on advancing our student chapters to promote long-term sustainability of the Society within the region.

MEET OUR BOARD

PRESIDENT

DR. SHAWANA P. JOHNSON, GISP

Shawana@globalinsights.com

globalinsights.com

Dr. Johnson is a subject matter expert in commercial GIS and Geospatial Intelligence in leading edge technology areas such as global mesoscale satellite imagery, high performance geospatial cloud analytics and delivery, New Space and the internet of things data focused on Global Food Security, Water Resources, Energy and National Security. As CEO of Global Marketing Insights, Inc., she serves an international client base providing Geospatial Business Intelligence Expertise for Geospatial Data Interoperability Programs enabling federally developed technology transfers to the private sector for societal benefit. Her organization provides products focused on Geospatial Plans for: strategic sales, marketing and highly customized marketing research studies for the US government and global commercial organizations as well as marketing and product service plans for commercial organizations to provision to the US Government. Dr. Johnson has 25+ years of experience and has worked in and with over 180 countries developing GIS and Geospatial Value Added Distribution Networks, ground station networks and remote sensing academic training programs. She possesses a security clearance allowing her to serve the national security needs of the United States as they strive to understand the future impacts of commercial GIS and Geospatial Airborne and Spaceborne global technologies and assets as well as the multiple capabilities offered by New Space. She was recently awarded a certificate of completion for the Senior Managers in Government Program, 8/2019, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education and obtained her Doctorate Degree in Management (focused on economics and Technology Transfer) from the Weatherhead School of Business from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

VICE PRESIDENT

MICHAEL JOOS, CP, GISP

mjoos@t3gs.com

t3gs.com

Michael Joos is an active geospatial professional with more than 30 years of industry experience. Through his involvement with ASPRS since 1987, he has served profession in a variety of ways including multiple terms as a Board Member for the Eastern Great Lakes and Florida Regions, participating on the National Conference Planning Committee, presenting and moderating at numerous conferences and maintaining certification as a Certified Photogrammetrist and GIS Professional. He is deeply passionate about family and enjoys motorcycling and other outdoor activities with his wife, Heather. Michael is the Director of Business Development with T3 Global Strategies in Pittsburgh, PA.

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT 

J. EDWARD KUNZ, GISP

ed@midwestaerialphoto.com

midwestaerialphoto.com

Ed has over 25 years of photogrammetry, GIS, and remote sensing sales and marketing, project and program management experience in private industry and government. He holds a Master’s Degree in Policy Analysis from the University of Pittsburgh. Ed served as Senior Associate and Division Manager of a geospatial division at one of the Top 40 largest engineering companies in the US where he radically improved division profitability and employee utilization by integrating GIS, remote sensing and real-time analytics into business practices. He has served as a Senior Program Manager and Liaison to NASA, USDA and NGA. Ed is a published author, frequently presents on remote sensing topics at industry conferences, is Immediate Past President of ASPRS Eastern Great Lakes Region, Co-chair of the MAPPS Legislative Affairs Committee, serves and is a member of the Remote Sensing Faculty at Harrisburg University Harrisburg, PA. His present areas of focus are, providing high quality aerial imagery and LiDAR data on time and within budget to customers and managing high value large area projects.

SECRETARY AND TREASURER 

COLIN BROOKS, FAA PART 107

cnbrooks@mt.edu

mt.edu

Colin has over 25 years of experience in the application of remote sensing and GIS technologies to the modeling and understanding of environmental processes and transportation systems. He has an extensive background in the application of decision support systems and geospatial data for solving diverse problems in agricultural systems, Great Lakes ecology, contaminated areas, transportation applications, and ecosystems undergoing land cover change.

Eastern Great Lakes National Director 

GREG LEMKE, CP

GLemke@airlandsurveys.com

airlandsurveys.com

Greg is an ASPRS Certified Photogrammetrist, a licensed Photogrammetrist in Oregon and Virginia, and a certified remote pilot with a sUAS rating. He has more than 30 years of epperience in the aerial mapping and remote sensing industry and is the lead photogrammetrist for Air Land Surveys in Flint, Michigan. Greg is currently leading the company’s efforts integrating UAS/Drone technologies into its land surveying and aerial mapping division. His experience includes nearly every aspect of aerial photogrammetric and LiDAR mapping, flight and project planning, development and implementation of rigorous QA/QC procedures, project and personnel management, technical oversight, acquisition and processing of aerial photography and airborne LiDAR using manned and un-manned platforms.

Away from work, Greg would prefer to be skiing very fast on snow and in warmer climates, searching for rocks, minerals, and fossils.

REGION DIRECTOR

RYAN BOWE

Ryan.Bowe@woolpert.com

woolpert.com

My GIS Career began as a GIS Technician at Photo Science in November, 2005.  There I did a range of work from true GIS to managing statewide orthopoto collections and many steps in between, especially authoring metadata.  I documented over 500,000 square miles of high resolution orthoimagery and lidar.  In 2013, Photo Science merged with Aerometric and Watershed Sciences to become Quantum Spatial.  My responsibilities were essentially unchanged with the new company.  In October 2016, I was honred at Woolpert in Daton, Ohio to be a Phase Manager.  Since then I was promoted to the role of Team Lead for Quality Control in the Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Discipline of Woolpert.  My team and I provide quality control and metadata for a range of geospatial programs.  I have experience with many federal agencies, but particularly the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

REGION DIRECTOR 

CRAIG FRY, CP

cfry@thethrashergroup.com

thethrashergroup.com

Craig Fry began his photogrammetry career in 1996 working for Kucera International’s Pittsburgh office. He has a degree in Geography from Penn State with a concentration in cartography, remote sensing, and GIS. Craig became an ASPRS certified photogrammetrist in 2007 after many years of project manager experience. Shortly after, Craig became the aerial mapping manager for Blue Mountain, Inc., which was acquired by The Thrasher Group in 2018. Craig’s main areas of experience is in stereoscopic aerial mapping, aerotriangulation, and QA/QC and editing.

REGION DIRECTOR

DR. RAECHEL PORTELLI

raechel@msu.edu

msu.edu

Dr. Raechel Portelli is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University. She received her PhD in Geography from Pennsylvania State University in 2014. Her research addresses the use of remote sensing data for studying forest dynamics. She is particularly interested in the conifer regeneration after disturbance. Her prior research has addressed various aspects of conifer forests, including species composition in mixed conifer forests in the Pacific Northwest, forest disturbance attribution from Landsat TM imagery, and most recently the use of drones for spatial analysis of jack pine regrowth after fire. In addition to her research, she teaches Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis and serves as the Adviser to the Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) and volunteers with various outreach programs on the MSU campus.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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EnerGIS CONFERENCE 2020 - Canonsburg, PA
POSTPONED

What is EnerGIS?

EnerGIS is a GITA sponsored conference which features inspiring and challenging talks about GIS with the Energy Industry!

A meeting place for GIS & Geospatial professionals from around the corner, and around the world, discussing topics of current interest and new challenges within the industry.

EnerGIS welcomes presentations and papers from all areas of the energy industry; renewables, wind, solar, oil, gas, coal, etc.

We also welcome papers from the upstream sector, exploration, production, mid-stream, transmission, and the distribution sectors.

If your topic is geospatially and energy related it’ll find a welcome audience at EnerGIS!

EnerGIS Conference 2019, April 25-16, 2019, Canonsburg, PA

Eastern Great Lakes Region Fall Meeting, November 1, 2019, hosted by The Thrasher Group

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